Is there anything more frustrating than getting an email from a coworker who can’t find a company document when you think its location is obvious?
As companies grow, they inevitably encounter problems with inefficient internal processes and document tracking and searching top the list.
If you ever used the classic Wiki pages in SharePoint, there was a really cool feature that allowed users to link to pages that did not exist yet. In SharePoint Wikis, you could link to another page on your site using the double bracket syntax. Example:
Please go to the [[Announcements]] page.
Building a new intranet may seem daunting at first. Companies have many moving parts, and consolidating them into one intranet that is easily navigable for employees to quickly find what they need requires planning.
Even more, building an intranet that employees want to visit and use is also challenge. Maintenance and updates can become convoluted. Employees may not have proper training in its use. Admins may get confused in how the thing actually works. The list goes on. All of this leads to an intranet no one wants to visit or update.
But DO NOT WORRY. We have summarized all the considerations you should make while planning, building, and implementing your new intranet to ensure its success.
When your company has implemented a new intranet, the last thing you want your IT department to tell you is no one’s using it.
You’ve heard the cliché: “A picture says a thousand words.”
I’ve got a better one: “Video says it all.”
Whether you are launching a product, offering training, or announcing an upcoming event – there’s no better way to deliver the news to your people than with video. Years ago, corporate video was the sole province of enterprises with the deepest of pockets. Now, it’s so simple your kids are editing them on your iPhone. Crazy times.
Even better, you can post and share videos with your colleagues on SharePoint using Office 365, and more improvements are on the way.
You are sitting in your office, going through revenue projections, when the phone rings.
It’s your Sales Manager, calling to share some good news. Jill, one of the company’s senior account executives, just closed a major new account, crushing her quarterly goal and sending the company into fourth quarter in style.
It’s high time Jill received a well deserved shout out in front of the whole organization. Why not do it on the intranet homepage?
One of our manufacturing clients asked us this very question.
Topics: SharePoint Intranet
If your SharePoint is several years old, there’s a good chance your teams are doing a few things the hard way.
Like everything in tech, intranets evolve fast. As things change, some standard practices start to fade from importance, eventually joining the great beyond where all outdated intranet features are laid to rest.
“How much should I budget for a new SharePoint intranet?”
I wish there was a quick and easy answer to that question.
The truth is, costs vary based on several factors, but you can start crafting a budget by making a few decisions about what you need from your platform. Here are some of the biggest considerations that will influence what you spend.
Which intranet platform is the best fit for your business?
If you are researching the options, you know there are a lot of ways to go here. There are many platforms to choose from, each with its own list of out-of-the-box features and integration options, it’s hard to know one from the next.